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Liberalisation of the International Gateway – international outgoing tariffs

Liberalisation of the International Gateway – international outgoing tariffs

Freetown 7th April, 2016…NATCOM hereby announces that following the liberalisation of the International Gateway and the signing of International Gateway licences by Sierratel, Africell, Airtel and Intergroup Telecom (Smart Mobile) the maximum international outgoing tariffs (including GST) are set as follows:

  • Zone 1 – USA, Canada, Western Europe, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, China, India – Le.960 (Switzerland – Le.2,280)
  • Zone 2 – Rest of Africa – Le.1980. Senegal – Le.3,120
  • Zone 3 – Eastern Europe – Le.2,580
  • Zone 4 – South America, Carribean, Oceania, South Pacific including Australia – Le.2,580
  • Zone 5 – Asia – Le.2,700
  • Zone 6 – Satellite calls and special services – Le.30,000

The Commission highlights the current industry averages against the new maximum charges for selected countries noting the significant cost reductions.

COUNTRY AVG MAX
USA 1042.25 960
UK 1474 960
GERMANY 2476.5 960
NIGERIA 1448.25 960
SOUTH AFRICA 1626.75 960
GUINEA 2427 1980

Due to other external factors including but not limited to the fluctuating exchange rate these tariffs may be reviewed from time to time.

 Note: The Commission will not be liable to honour bills for unauthorised publication

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